Following the Miami Marlins‘ 6-0 loss to the hands of Shelby Miller, who fell one out short of a no-hitter and the Atlanta Braves, the team parted ways with manager Mike Redmond and bench coach Rob Leary through an official announcement on their Twitter page.
— Miami Marlins (@Marlins) May 17, 2015
Since Redmond took over the Marlins preceding the 2013 season, the club has gone 155-207. The Marlins were 16-22 in 2015 under Redmond and lost 10 of the last 14 games.
As FoxSports’ Ken Rosenthal reports, this move may have been a long time coming:
#Marlins fire of Redmond. Not a shock. Source told me after initial reports, “Once Loria gets an idea, can’t get it out of his head.”
— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) May 17, 2015
The Marlins will announce Redmond’s replacement tomorrow at a 11:00 a.m. press conference. No reports have leaked indicating who might be taking the helm from this point on.
Redmond joins a long list of managers that have been canned under the ownership of Jeff Loria — Ozzie Guillen, Fredi Gonzalez and Joe Girardi are just a few to name. Redmond is also the second manager casualty this season in MLB, joining Ron Roenicke, who was dismissed two weeks ago by the Milwaukee Brewers.
Baseball Essential will be reporting the news of the Marlins’ managerial hunt as the news comes out, so stay tuned.